The Academically and Intellectually Gifted Program (AIG)

The purpose of the AIG program is to address the needs of students with high ability and/or aptitude for learning. The program provides differentiated instruction and curriculum approaches beyond that of the regular classroom. It includes acceleration options, opportunities for individual interest development, and high-level problem solving skills.

 The program provides an identification process using multiple criteria, including aptitude, achievement, and student performance. The program promotes the early identification of potentially gifted learners at grades K-3 in order to provide enrichment opportunities.

The program provides a variety of service options, including gifted-education resources, cluster grouping, subject and grade acceleration, and advanced subject grouping of gifted learners.

There are a variety of enrichment opportunities, including academic competitions, field trips, fine arts activities, problem-solving investigations, special interest clubs, summer enrichment opportunities.


  • Our Trip To Barrier Island

    Written by four fifth grade Unionville Elementary AIG students:
    Katherine Lally, Emily Marin, Kimberly Haines, and Summer Purser
    (Click On Title To Read Full Story)

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  • Union Elementary AIG Students Share Memorable Trip Photos From Barrier Island

    AIG students traveled to the Barrier Islands from October 26 - October 28.
    AIG students from the following elementary schools attended: Waxhaw, Union, Poplin, New Salem, Unionville, Fairview, and Indian Trail Elementary.
    (Click On Title To See More Pictures And Find A Link For The "No Ort" Chant!)

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  • Lisa Schilling, Antioch Elementary School, Chosen As UCPS AIG Teacher of the Year

    Antioch Elementary AIG teacher, Lisa Schilling, has been selected as the UCPS AIG Teacher of the Year for 2015-2016. Congratulations to Ms. Schilling on this recognition. Ms. Schilling will attend the North Carolina Association of Gifted and Talented (NCAGT) conference in March where she will represent our district as the nomination for the 2016 NCAGT Outstanding Teacher of the Year. (Click on Title To Read Full Story)

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  • AIG Students Create Snapdragon

    Take a look at these 4th and 5th grade students from Union Elementary! They created the Snapdragon from John Claude Bemis's book, The Nine Pound Hammer. (Click On Title To Read Full Story)

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  • AIG students Learn About Chinese Life & Culture

    Imagine entering a school campus by walking a red carpet rolled out just for you, with the theme song to the movie Rocky playing over the loudspeaker. This was how Mr. Brian Gray, assistant principal at Weddington Middle School, and his peers, were greeted as they entered the High School Affiliated to Nanjing Normal University - Jiangning Campus in Nanjing, China. (Click on Title To Read Full Story)

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Lisa Gibson

Lisa Gibson, Director of AIG and Federal Programs

  • Phone: 704-296-0823
    Fax: 704-289-2457